It's the little things... yeast
Yeast is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated organisms with evidence that it was used more than 5000 years ago in baking and drinks. Fermentation of sugars is the oldest and largest use of yeast. Today, yeast is used to make a wide variety of bread, baked goods and fermented drinks across countries and cultures.
When baking bread, yeast is activated in wam water with a little bit of sugar. Right in front of our eyes froths and bubbles and grows. This tiny little granule that’s almost seedlike, expands before our eyes. It’s fun to watch.
Jesus talked of yeast and bread throughout the gospels. He also used bread to feed thousands. In the meal known as the Last Supper, Jesus shared bread with his disciples, inviting them to remember him whenever they shared bread together.
Yeast seems so small, so inconsequential, yet has a big impact in our daily diet.
Our Lenten prayers focus this week on yeast.
Then Jesus said, “What can I compare God's kingdom with? It is like what happens when a woman mixes yeast into three batches of flour. Finally, all the dough rises.”
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